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These leaked and unofficial images are believed to show the final styling of the all-new Volvo V40
Autocar
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27 February 2012

More pictures of the all-new Volvo V40 have leaked out - including the first interior shots.

The pictures show that the V40 borrows styling cues from Volvo XC60 SUV, most notably the new car’s front and rear light cluster designs. The profile of the five-door hatch also apes that of the SUV, albeit scaled down.

See the leaked pictures of the Volvo V40

The V40 is tipped to be the first car to get Volvo’s new range of modular four-cylinder VEA (Volvo Environmental Architecture) engines, which will be no greater than 2.0 litres in capacity.

Autocar understands the car will be marketed at young, active families and will be a premium product within the VW Golf class. Such billing will also appeal to the North American market, which Volvo is keen to expand in further.

Due to be launched officially at the Geneva motor show in March, the new V40 will be joined by a baby SUV, dubbed the XC40. The V40 is set to replace both the S40 and V50 in Volvo’s line-up, but the future of the three-door C30 is less clear.

 

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Boris911 27 February 2012

Re: All-new Volvo V40 leaked

Come on Autocar pick up your game, this was not 'leaked', why all the sensationalism?

Unimpressive styling to my eye, looks like someone tried to hard and forgot to stop. The interior shots show why despite Volvo's desire to be a 'premium' brand, its never really made it. Now if its cheaper than a Focus, I'll happily take that back.

keeforelli 27 February 2012

Re: All-new Volvo V40 leaked

I have a C30 r design- had for 4 weeks- silver- first Volvo- stand out best car I've ever had. I'm a volvophile newly converted- Anyone aware of what platform this runs on? Volvo modular new issue?

Volvophile 27 February 2012

Re: All-new Volvo V40 leaked

jer wrote:
Hoping for some more generous reviews when it's driven. I always think magazines are too hard on some of Volvo's products.

Me too. No doubt it will be a verdict of in and around 3.5 stars in the official roadtest though, no matter how good it is.